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#31 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 10:09 PM

I did abit of thinking today, on how you can avoid getting hurt by the
rather precarious situation you've created, with that overpowered/ungusseted
chute turner. Just a couple thoughts.

1-Get Ryan to blow the driveway.(welcome to GTT Ryan):D

2-Put bullet proof glass in the front of the cab.

3-Pray it doesn't snow.


All great ideas Will, :rofl2:
the replacement "glass" in the front of the cab is part of a screen protector from an old big screen tv. They may not be bullet proof, but they are impact resistant.

Ryan may get a chance, but only with supervision. Maybe.

I was actually thinking that Karen would make a good guinea pig. :D

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 10:21 PM


I was actually thinking that Karen would make a good guinea pig. :D



I'll never tell her you said that.:D:bounce:

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 06:54 PM

how many stations does it pick up and is it in HD .

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 06:56 PM

how many stations does it pick up and is it in HD .


seems to be having an outage due to snow at the moment. :laughingteeth:

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 07:14 PM

i guess thats a good thing now you can try it out . i guess i need to find a blower for mine some time .

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 08:06 PM

I don't know, I'm sure I could find something similar to yours and make it work.
The lift motor they used on the early Elec-Traks was a GM power window motor running at 18volts.


That reminds me we used to put those GM window motors on our forage harvesters chute deflectors back on the farm. Also use power steering cylinders to swing the chute as well. Beat the heck out of trying to reach that suck out the back window of the cab. Just can not get parts like that out of the junk yard anymore.

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 08:20 PM

That reminds me we used to put those GM window motors on our forage harvesters chute deflectors back on the farm. Also use power steering cylinders to swing the chute as well. Beat the heck out of trying to reach that suck out the back window of the cab. Just can not get parts like that out of the junk yard anymore.


Our old chopper had a GM window motor on it's deflector also. Our new chopper came with an electric deflector. Hydraulic swing.

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 08:28 PM

Don't know how I missed this thread for so many days. Alan great job on the "chute turner", but it's not right taking the credit. Bet your daughter built it!

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 08:30 PM

Our old chopper had a GM window motor on it's deflector also. Our new chopper came with an electric deflector. Hydraulic swing.


I am sure I was not the only one to think about a patent on that idea.

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 08:36 PM

I am sure I was not the only one to think about a patent on that idea.


Not to hi-jack this thread, but Dad used to bale small square bales as a custom baler for 35yrs or more. Way back when, he added a clicker counter & welded a bolt on the tie trip arm to hit the counter arm spring, thus counting the bales. New Holland heard of it through our local dealer & they sent a rep to look at it. They asked Dad if he minded them using this idea, and not thinking about it being worth something, he said he didn't mind at all. We coulda been rich! LOL

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 08:38 PM

Not to hi-jack this thread, but Dad used to bale small square bales as a custom baler for 35yrs or more. Way back when, he added a clicker counter & welded a bolt on the tie trip arm to hit the counter arm spring, thus counting the bales. New Holland heard of it through our local dealer & they sent a rep to look at it. They asked Dad if he minded them using this idea, and not thinking about it being worth something, he said he didn't mind at all. We coulda been rich! LOL


I always wondered who was the smart farmer that designed that... Now I know.

Great story, and tell your Dad thanks for me.

Edited by olcowhand, January 04, 2012 - 08:41 PM.
fixed typo in my quote


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Posted January 04, 2012 - 08:48 PM

Not to hi-jack this thread, but Dad used to bale small square bales as a custom baler for 35yrs or more. Way back when, he added a clicker counter & welded a bolt on the tie trip arm to hit the counter arm spring, thus counting the bales. New Holland heard of it through our local dealer & they sent a rep to look at it. They asked Dad if he minded them using this idea, and not thinking about it being worth something, he said he didn't mind at all. We coulda been rich! LOL


Great story Dan. I also wondered were it came from. I farmer needs to be a lawyer as well to keep up.
Tell your Dad Thanks.

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 08:54 PM

This was before I was even born, so likely in the mid 1950's or so. Before his counter, the farmers would count their loads, then pay Dad. Not all farmers are honest though, so this prevented them from cheating Dad. All Dad had to do was keep track of any "re-bales" of busted hay bales, then subtract them from the count total. After I got to about 15yrs old, I did a lot of the custom baling too. Dad was much faster than me....he could kick those bales out like bullets! I remember him baling as many as 5,000 bales in one day.

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 09:01 PM

This was before I was even born, so likely in the mid 1950's or so. Before his counter, the farmers would count their loads, then pay Dad. Not all farmers are honest though, so this prevented them from cheating Dad. All Dad had to do was keep track of any "re-bales" of busted hay bales, then subtract them from the count total. After I got to about 15yrs old, I did a lot of the custom baling too. Dad was much faster than me....he could kick those bales out like bullets! I remember him baling as many as 5,000 bales in one day.


We should have a "The Good OLE' Days" Thread sometime.

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 09:04 PM

Nice addition to any snowblower, good job!:thumbs: I like that video, shows that mine spins way too fast:confuse:.

Oh and a nice story Daniel, that was probably not the only improvement that a farmer came up that was used in production. I am guessing most never got any money or credit either.




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